Noting that it was “unacceptable” to protest Turkey’s response to the PKK’s attacks, former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi has called on his country to prevent any infiltration by the terrorist group into Turkish territory.
Allawi stated in an interview that Iranian political influence in Iraq has declined over the past years following a wave of popular protests in the central and southern provinces of the country.
Allawi expressed that “issues should not remain suspended with Iran and Turkey, but there should be a direct dialogue.”
Allawi further said that “dialogue should conclude with solving problems with Iran and Turkey, and that Iraq should not allow PKK members to breach Turkish territory.”
He also added, “We protest when Turkey intervenes to respond to the PKK attacks, and this is unacceptable. Remedies should be found for serious issues with neighboring countries.”
Turkey and Iraq classify the PKK as a terrorist group.